Trespass Comments Section

Moderators: The Old Wolf, starkruzr, MrFireDragon, PrettyPrincess, Bookworm, Wapsi

Trespass Comments Section

Postby Just Old Al » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 pm

If you have something to say, say it here.
"The Empire was founded on cups of tea, mate, and if you think I am going to war without one you are sadly mistaken."
User avatar
Just Old Al
 
Posts: 1146
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:43 am
Location: Wilderness of Massachusetts

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby jwhouk » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:53 pm

A monster in the UP, eh? Intriguing.

Interesting name to the town. Also interesting that you chose an area very similar to New England (except without the very tall mountain range).
"Character is what you are in the dark." - D.L. Moody
"You should never run from the voices in your head. That's how you give them power." - Jin
User avatar
jwhouk
 
Posts: 4746
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:58 am
Location: North Woods, Cheeseheadland

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby FreeFlier » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:54 pm

The fore-bode-o-meter is rising . . .

--FreeFlier
FreeFlier
 
Posts: 1620
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:33 pm
Location: Land of the webbed feet

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby Dave » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:20 pm

Suggestions for ominous music for the soundtrack?

Just realized that the old album Trespass, by Genesis, has a number of tracks with at least some relevance to the mood of this story... in the titles, at least.

  • Looking For Someone
  • Stagnation
  • Dusk
  • The Knife

The latter's lyrics have a chorus which states quite boldly,

Some of you
are going to die
martyrs of course


which one hopes isn't how it turns out for our intrepid three.
Last edited by Dave on Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:43 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Dave
 
Posts: 5787
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby Sgt. Howard » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:31 am

Dave wrote:Suggestions for ominous music for the soundtrack?

(No, GRR singing the Doom Song would not be appropriate)

"Hall of the Mountain King"?
Rule 17 of the Bombay Golf Course- "You shall play the ball where the monkey drops it,"
I speak fluent Limrick-
the Old Sgt.
User avatar
Sgt. Howard
 
Posts: 2986
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:54 pm
Location: Malott, Washington

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby Just Old Al » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:12 am

Oh, come on now. What could POSSIBLY happen? Two old guys and a salamander on a camping trip, bit of engineering work...nothing to worry about.

BTW, Joe - yes, the UP is a lot like northern New England. Lots of small bodies of water, small towns and not a lot of civilization. The terrain is quite similar as it's all glaciation-shaped. I was just up in and around Tamworth, NH camping with my daughter's family over Labor Day and did a lot of hiking and rock climbing while I was there, and was thinking of this at the time.

EDIT: Town name was a composite of small town names...usually got named after some local event or geological feature. Then you get east, west or whatever when one batch of settlers gets browned-off at another batch and moves away - 2 miles.
ajr
"The Empire was founded on cups of tea, mate, and if you think I am going to war without one you are sadly mistaken."
User avatar
Just Old Al
 
Posts: 1146
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:43 am
Location: Wilderness of Massachusetts

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby GlytchMeister » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:15 am

Sgt. Howard wrote:
Dave wrote:Suggestions for ominous music for the soundtrack?

(No, GRR singing the Doom Song would not be appropriate)

"Hall of the Mountain King"?

That's actually a pretty good idea...
He's mister GlytchMeister, he's mister code
He's mister exploiter, he's mister ones and zeros
They call me GlytchMeister, whatever I touch
Starts to glitch in my clutch!
I'm too much!
User avatar
GlytchMeister
 
Posts: 3270
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:52 pm
Location: Central Illinois

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby Just Old Al » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:27 am

Apocalyptica...cool!
"The Empire was founded on cups of tea, mate, and if you think I am going to war without one you are sadly mistaken."
User avatar
Just Old Al
 
Posts: 1146
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:43 am
Location: Wilderness of Massachusetts

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby FreeFlier » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:37 pm

The suits didn't mention anything, yet they wound up with the engineering company that's probably the best around for dealing with the supernatural . . .

I wonder if one of the suits is pulling a white mutiny, and seeing that it will be properly dealt with without actually mentioning it . . .

--FreeFlier
FreeFlier
 
Posts: 1620
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:33 pm
Location: Land of the webbed feet

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby Just Old Al » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:57 am

Interesting thought. Lovely of him or her to WARN the poor buggers, though....
"The Empire was founded on cups of tea, mate, and if you think I am going to war without one you are sadly mistaken."
User avatar
Just Old Al
 
Posts: 1146
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:43 am
Location: Wilderness of Massachusetts

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby GlytchMeister » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:58 am

There's no such thing as a coincidence... heeheeheeheehee...

*scheming and plotting, plotting and scheming*
He's mister GlytchMeister, he's mister code
He's mister exploiter, he's mister ones and zeros
They call me GlytchMeister, whatever I touch
Starts to glitch in my clutch!
I'm too much!
User avatar
GlytchMeister
 
Posts: 3270
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:52 pm
Location: Central Illinois

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby DinkyInky » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:24 am

I'm honestly surprised they didn't do a brothel joke regarding the tool porn.
Yanno how some people have Angels/Devils for a conscience? I have a Dark Elf ShadowKnight and a Half Elf Ranger for mine. The really bad part is when they agree on something.

Aphyon chu kissa whol l'jaed.
--Safyr Drathmir
User avatar
DinkyInky
 
Posts: 2209
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:38 am
Location: Where there's more than Corn.

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby Just Old Al » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:29 am

DinkyInky wrote:I'm honestly surprised they didn't do a brothel joke regarding the tool porn.


To be honest, that was well covered when Sterling went on about "a guy's spa day" in 'Reunion'. SOmething about drooling over weapons manuals and tool porn, then going to the range and blowing several hundred holes in targets, then a manicure with Go-Jo and a nail brush.

Speaking of weapons manuals, just added two crew-served mortar manuals to the library - found them in an antique shop in Amherst, NH. So, not at all inaccurate...
"The Empire was founded on cups of tea, mate, and if you think I am going to war without one you are sadly mistaken."
User avatar
Just Old Al
 
Posts: 1146
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:43 am
Location: Wilderness of Massachusetts

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby FreeFlier » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:24 am

Just Old Al wrote: . . . Speaking of weapons manuals, just added two crew-served mortar manuals to the library - found them in an antique shop in Amherst, NH. So, not at all inaccurate...

US manuals? For the 60mm, 81mm, or four-duece?

:roll:

--FreeFlier
FreeFlier
 
Posts: 1620
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:33 pm
Location: Land of the webbed feet

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby jwhouk » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:32 am

A coupla two-tree tings:

1. Most towns in the UP are either named after people or have weird Native American names. Think "Lake Wirthamonsta" or something to that effect. Of course, there are plenty of lakes that have no name (Lake 500 or what not). And falls are definitely possible, but not Niagara like - think the long, flowing type.

2. I'd wonder what all that iron ore up there would do for a mage? Would it have an amplification effect - akin to feedback from a speaker, or would it have a deadening affect? Either way, do recall that most of the UP is rather lousy with it - if not with other minerals of similar extraction (copper is the flavor here in my neck of the North Woods).

3. Sarge: we have a saying here in MONW Wisconsin. The main street running through my little "city" is Wisconsin Highway 64. It runs from Stillwater, MN all the way east to Marinette, WI and the mouth of the Menominee River (the southermost point of the UP). The saying we have is this: "North of 64, South of the Mason-Dixon." My friend, if you think your Appalachian roots were rednecks, you ain't been to the UP. They get poked fun at by Wisconsinites (Da Yoopers, for one), and though there's no truth to the rumor that some of the UP's high schools have "Dueling Banjos" as their fight song... well, it's damn close.
"Character is what you are in the dark." - D.L. Moody
"You should never run from the voices in your head. That's how you give them power." - Jin
User avatar
jwhouk
 
Posts: 4746
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:58 am
Location: North Woods, Cheeseheadland

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby Just Old Al » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:56 am

FreeFlier wrote:
Just Old Al wrote: . . . Speaking of weapons manuals, just added two crew-served mortar manuals to the library - found them in an antique shop in Amherst, NH. So, not at all inaccurate...

US manuals? For the 60mm, 81mm, or four-duece?

:roll:

--FreeFlier


Don't remember offhand. i'll check them tonight when I get home and let you know but I'm thinking 81MM. I grabbed them because:

a) they were a whole dollar each,
b) they actually had tactics information in them (how to use, so to speak).

I have ODD tastes in literature.
"The Empire was founded on cups of tea, mate, and if you think I am going to war without one you are sadly mistaken."
User avatar
Just Old Al
 
Posts: 1146
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:43 am
Location: Wilderness of Massachusetts

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby Dave » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:07 am

Just Old Al wrote:I have ODD tastes in literature.

Naah. Just a healthy appreciation for a good Earth-shattering kaboom.
User avatar
Dave
 
Posts: 5787
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby Just Old Al » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:08 am

jwhouk wrote:A coupla two-tree tings:

1. Most towns in the UP are either named after people or have weird Native American names. Think "Lake Wirthamonsta" or something to that effect. Of course, there are plenty of lakes that have no name (Lake 500 or what not). And falls are definitely possible, but not Niagara like - think the long, flowing type.

2. I'd wonder what all that iron ore up there would do for a mage? Would it have an amplification effect - akin to feedback from a speaker, or would it have a deadening affect? Either way, do recall that most of the UP is rather lousy with it - if not with other minerals of similar extraction (copper is the flavor here in my neck of the North Woods).

3. Sarge: we have a saying here in MONW Wisconsin. The main street running through my little "city" is Wisconsin Highway 64. It runs from Stillwater, MN all the way east to Marinette, WI and the mouth of the Menominee River (the southermost point of the UP). The saying we have is this: "North of 64, South of the Mason-Dixon." My friend, if you think your Appalachian roots were rednecks, you ain't been to the UP. They get poked fun at by Wisconsinites (Da Yoopers, for one), and though there's no truth to the rumor that some of the UP's high schools have "Dueling Banjos" as their fight song... well, it's damn close.


1. Thanks! Will keep that in mind. Familiar with the falls you mention - while I was in NH I climbed a set of falls called Diana's Baths. See HERE. The type can be truly striking. My daughter yelled at me for climbing them... :)

EDIT: Understood on the Indian origin on the place name - city I grew up in was named for the falls that ran through it - the Naragansett Indian word for Thundermist. Not sure, however, that I might have fgone for something tongue-in-cheek like West Mooseandsquirrel or something similar...safer to do what I did and not likely to mess up the suspension of disbelief.

2. DInk and I had discussions on that. Of the four flavours of mage (earth, air, fire, water) Al is an Earth Mage. If anything it would under normal circumstances give him a minor boost.

3. Sounds like New Hampshire... :)
"The Empire was founded on cups of tea, mate, and if you think I am going to war without one you are sadly mistaken."
User avatar
Just Old Al
 
Posts: 1146
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:43 am
Location: Wilderness of Massachusetts

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby jwhouk » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:23 pm

There is a town near here called Spirit Falls, up by Ogema.
"Character is what you are in the dark." - D.L. Moody
"You should never run from the voices in your head. That's how you give them power." - Jin
User avatar
jwhouk
 
Posts: 4746
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:58 am
Location: North Woods, Cheeseheadland

Re: Trespass Comments Section

Postby FreeFlier » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:33 pm

Dave wrote:
Just Old Al wrote:I have ODD tastes in literature.
Naah. Just a healthy appreciation for a good Earth-shattering kaboom.

Not that odd . . .

I still need the 60mm and 120mm manuals, though I do have the one for the 60mm as modified to a subcaliber device for the four-duece.

--FreeFlier
FreeFlier
 
Posts: 1620
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:33 pm
Location: Land of the webbed feet

Next

Return to Wapsi Square Fan Art

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest